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Record Number: 5943


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

''"My masters... in poetry, were Swinburne and Meredith among the living, Rossetti, Matthew Arnold and Robert Browning among the lately dead. To these I would add Edward Fitzgerald... In prose, the masters were Stendhal, Flaubert, Villiers del'Isle-Adam, Guy de Maupassant, Prosper Merimee and Walter Pater".'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1897 and 1900

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

John Masefield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jun 1878

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Matthew Arnold

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5943

Source:

Print

Author:

Muriel Spark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Masefield

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953 (rev. ed. 1992)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Muriel Spark, John Masefield (London, 1953 (rev. ed. 1992)), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5943, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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